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CPJ joins call to UN rights council for end to press crackdown in Turkey - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-20 22:22

Press freedom in Turkey in crisis, international press groups

ANF - 2019-09-18 11:59
The delegation said Turkey’s highest judicial body must give priority to applications regarding detained journalists and administrative measures blocking websites, including Wikipedia. ...

Turkey: Alarming Crackdown on Journalists, Desperate Appeal to UN

Gatestoneinstitute - 2019-09-17 23:05

Joint Letter by 18 Organizations to UN: Address Crackdown Against Journalists in Turkey - english

Bianet - 2019-09-15 10:05

Spanish journalist detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 10:44
BEIRUT,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday condemned Iraqi Kurdistan authorities’ detention and deportation of Spanish freelance journalist Ferran Barber and urged the authorities to allow local and foreign journalists to do their jobs free ...

Spanish reporter Ferran Barber detained for weeks without charge, deported from Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-10 21:14

Press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan on ‘brink of extinction’, journalists say

E-Kurd - 2019-09-10 16:37
Committee to Protect Journalists HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been ...

South Kurdistan journalists: Freedom of expression hit hard

ANF - 2019-09-10 10:28
The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a long report about abuses and violations of freedom of expression in South Kurdistan. ...

10 Most Censored Countries - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-10 07:37

Prison sentence for Jinnews reporter on terrorism charges

ANF - 2019-09-09 18:13
The Turkish regime continues to implement the policy of imprisonment against journalists working for Kurdish press in Turkey. ...

Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-09 18:06

Free expression groups call on HRC to hold Turkey to account over persecution of journalists - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-09-06 14:57

Journalists Unite To Urge HRC To Address Violations Of Freedom Of Expression In Turkey - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-09-05 12:30

Journalists Bradosti and Mihemed still in custody

ANF - 2019-09-04 11:08
Journalist Zubêr Hemedemin Nebi (Zubêr Bradosti) was arrested on 21 July while journalist Biryar Mihemed was detained in Hewlêr on 21 August by the KDP public security forces. ...

OGI: 146 journalists behind bars in Turkey

ANF - 2019-09-02 14:37
OGI reported increased pressure against journalists in Turkey in August when 15 journalists were taken into custody. ...

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 2, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-09-02 11:32

Turkey journalists and activist acquitted of terrorism charges - BBC News

BBC - 2019-08-27 08:42

5 journalists detained in Mardin released after 6 days in custody

ANF - 2019-08-26 20:13
All the 5 journalists have been released from custody after giving their statements to the police. ...

Call to join Peace Rally in Amed on 1 September

ANF - 2019-08-26 15:32
The organizing committee of the 1 September World Peace Day in Diyarbakır urged everyone to give a voice to peace at the rally and invited journalists to be a voice for peace. ...

Turkey launches second day of attack against Kurdish MPs, journalists, activists and protesters | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-08-24 12:06

5 journalists detained in Mardin in custody for 3 days

ANF - 2019-08-23 14:05
Journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın and Halime Parlak were detained in Mardin while covering the protests for the municipalities seized by the AKP regime. ...

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 9, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-08-23 03:29

Rights group urges Turkey to release seven journalists detained by police | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-23 03:29

Attacks intensify in Kurdish region as journalists detention continues | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-08-21 20:20

At least 7 journalists arrested throughout Turkey - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-08-21 19:53

Third day in Amed protests: Detentions and injuries

ANF - 2019-08-21 15:01
Protests continue on the third day against the usurpation of the municipalities in Amed. Several MPs, journalists and protesters were injured in the attacks and many were detained. ...

“AKP detained journalists to hide the truth”

ANF - 2019-08-21 13:21
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform pointed out that the AKP detained six journalists to obscure the truth. ...

Police detain 6 journalists covering protests for municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-20 19:10
Journalists Ahmet Kanbal, Mehmet Şah Oruç, Rojda Aydın, Nurcan Yalçın, Halime Parlak and Yelda Özbek were detained while covering the protests for the municipalities seized by the AKP regime. ...

'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship | Freedom of the press | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-08-17 10:38

Basra police raids home, seeks arrest of Iraqi reporter Hassan Sabah - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-08-16 19:36

17 Turkish journalists charged with terror group membership | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-08-14 02:20

Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-08-14 02:20

Uighurs dancing in streets as Beijing battles extremism, say Turkish journalists in Xinjiang | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-12 20:13

Hewler journalists demand the immediate release of Zuber Bradosti

ANF - 2019-08-06 10:09
For more than two weeks, critical journalist Zuber Bradosti has been detained in southern Kurdistan without any legal basis. His colleagues demand the immediate release of the RojNews correspondent. ...

Eight journalists killed in Mexico since January

ANF - 2019-08-04 17:35
Jorge Ruiz Vazquez, a reporter at the Grafico de Xalapa newspaper in Veracruz’s capital, died in spite of procedures in place to protect him, the state prosecutor’s office said. ...

These Journalists Are Facing Huge Threats And Injustice For Pursuing The Truth

Buzzfeednews - 2019-08-02 11:35

Halabja journalists call for the release Bradosti

ANF - 2019-08-01 14:44
Journalists and activists from Halabja demand the release of Zuber Bradosti. ...

Veteran news editor in prison decries public apathy for jailed journalists - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-08-01 12:10

Kurdish military forces detain journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-07-29 19:35

METRO demanded the release of Rojnews journalist Bradosti

ANF - 2019-07-28 09:01
The Center for the Protection of the Rights of Journalists (METRO) demanded the release of Rojnews Zubêr Bradosti. ...

OGI: 152 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey

ANF - 2019-07-24 15:19
The Free Journalists Initiative (OGI) pointed out that there are 152 journalists in prisons in Turkey and said: “Journalists work under duress by the government.” OGI called for the cases against journalists to be dismissed. ...

Foreign Journalists Endure Formidable Obstacles, Risks to Report on China’s Policies in Xinjiang

RFA - 2019-07-23 22:12

Turkish court acquits 3 journalists of supporting terrorism - UPI.com

UPI - 2019-07-22 22:56

Israel says hosting Iraqi, Saudi journalists for the first time

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
JERUSALEM, Israel,— Israel’s foreign ministry said Sunday the country will this week host six journalists from Arab countries including, for the first time, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The visit comes as Israel seeks to improve ties with Gulf Arab countries, ...

Iraqi, Saudi journalists make first official visit to Israel

Rûdaw - 2019-07-22 14:22
The delegation is composed of six journalists from different Arab countries ...

Turkish journalists acquitted of terrorist pr... | Taiwan News

Taiwannews - 2019-07-20 16:03

Turkish think-tank report is dangerous escalation in harassment of journalists - PEN America

PEN - 2019-07-19 01:57

Turkish journalists acquitted of terrorist propaganda charges | News | DW | 17.07.2019

DW - 2019-07-19 01:57

Turkish Journalists Acquitted of Terrorist Propaganda Charges

Thewire - 2019-07-18 15:30

PEN America is "Deeply Relieved" that Turkish Court Tossed Spurious Charges Against Journalists and Activists After Three-Year Legal Battle - PEN America

PEN - 2019-07-18 15:00

Appeal from South Kurdistan: Stop Turkish aggression!

ANF - 2019-07-18 12:20
Intellectuals, artists, journalists, workers, academics from South Kurdistan released a public letter about Turkey's attacks in the region and call on international opinion to not remain silent. ...

PEN America Calls for Acquittals Ahead of Verdict Expected in Trial of Prominent Turkish Writers. Journalists and Rights Defenders - PEN America

PEN - 2019-07-18 02:14

Turkey journalists and activist acquitted of terrorism charges - BBC News

BBC - 2019-07-18 02:14

Journalists face risks in Iraq’s disputed areas with 65 reported violations in six months: Monitor

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-16 07:42

Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-07-13 22:05

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney slams Trump, saying he 'vilifies' journalists - ABC News

GO - 2019-07-13 12:59

Journalists and writers reacted to Huseyin Aykol detention

ANF - 2019-07-12 14:05
Journalist Huseyin Aykol was detained at his home in Ankara on Thursday. ...

Nechirvan Barzani meets with France’s president Macron in Paris

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 09:02
PARIS,— President of Iraqi Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani, held talks on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. He said Macron accepted an invitation to Erbil. Speaking to journalists after their short meeting ...

Turkey: No country for bold journalists? | Turkey | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-07-10 01:25

Journalists' Union of Turkey to sue SETA for report on media

ANF - 2019-07-08 11:29
Journalists responded with outrage to the SETA report and the TGS said that they will be in front of Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse with the blacklisted journalists and file a criminal complaint against the report today. ...

SETA report profiles journalists

ANF - 2019-07-07 21:20
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform: “The SETA report’s main purpose is to profile and target journalists and their institutions. This document published under the guise of a report constitutes a crime in our eyes. ...

HDP statement on SETA report

ANF - 2019-07-07 19:08
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) protested the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) report and said, “Journalism is not a crime, but targeting journalists is.” ...

Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom met journalists

ANF - 2019-07-07 15:49
Wallstrom met with foreign journalists in Sweden and spoke about Sweden’s current foreign policy and the issues on the country’s agenda. ...

Basra journalists condemn threat of arrest for covering protests

Rûdaw - 2019-07-04 19:13
The threat ran “against the principles of freedom of press” ...

Beaten and shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-07-04 00:39

Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkish journalists in the crosshairs - Daily Times

Dailytimes - 2019-07-04 00:39

Özgür Gündem trial adjourned to 28 November

ANF - 2019-07-03 11:01
The 13th hearing of the Özgür Gündem newspaper main case, against 9 journalists was adjourned to 28 November. ...

Turkish journalists in the crosshairs

Gulfnews - 2019-07-03 06:20

Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkey's Journalists, media in the crosshairs - Kuwait Times

Kuwaittimes - 2019-07-03 06:20

OGI: 154 journalists are imprisoned

ANF - 2019-07-01 14:21
OGI announced the tally of oppression against journalists for the last 6 months, stating that 154 journalists are imprisoned. ...

Academics and journalists condemned Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-07-01 11:49
Academics and journalists in Sulaymaniyah condemned occupation of South Kurdistan by Turkey. ...

UNESCO develops a handbook for the protection of journalists in field

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
BAGHDAD (UNESCO) — UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC), and Ministry of Interior (MoI), organized the first roundtable with the media outlets directors, on preparing the handbook to organize the relationship bet ...

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 23, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-06-29 21:27

Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing Journalists

Thewire - 2019-06-29 13:02

Özgürlükçü Demokrasi journalists sentenced for news they wrote

ANF - 2019-06-29 09:55
The fifth hearing of the trial against five employees of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi paper has been held at the 23rd Heavy Penal Court. ...

Adana shooting is fourth attack on Turkish press in two weeks - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-06-28 21:59

Turkish court sentences five journalists from shuttered pro-Kurdish newspaper to jail | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-28 20:14

Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing Journalists | Inter Press Service

Ipsnews - 2019-06-27 16:09

EU calls for the release of Osman Kavala

ANF - 2019-06-26 18:39
"Having attended the opening of the trial, the EU will continue to closely monitor this case as well as trials against journalists, members of parliament, human rights defenders, lawyers and academics with the highest level of scrutiny." ...

Intellectuals in Bashur launch petition against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-06-26 17:26
Writers, politicians, journalists and intellectuals launched a petition against the Turkish state’s invasion attacks against South Kurdistan. The signatures will be submitted to the Iraq and KRG Parliaments, the UN and human rights organizations. ...

Notre Dame professors can offer expertise on Iran from Trump's tweets to oil security | Newswise: News for Journalists

Newswise - 2019-06-21 20:46

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-06-20 23:50

ETHA News Agency journalists freed but cannot travel abroad

ANF - 2019-06-20 11:02
Active News Agency (ETHA) employees were released after remaining in custody for 4 days. They were banned from going abroad. ...

Somali journalists' group slams police 'threats' - Region - World - Ahram Online

Ahram - 2019-06-20 06:18

Justice for Journalists by Leon Willems - Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate - 2019-06-18 11:46

Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’ - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-06-17 08:31

Somali journalists’ body slams police ‘threats’ to shoot reporters | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-17 08:31

Mesopotamia Women Journalists: Free press won't be silenced

ANF - 2019-06-17 07:46
The Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform underlined that nine journalists had been detained three days. ...

Three critical Turkish journalists released from prison | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-14 09:58

Turkey: Attacks on Journalists Turn More Violent

Gatestoneinstitute - 2019-06-12 23:44

Investigation against Kurdish journalist killed in Cizre in 2016

ANF - 2019-06-12 12:14
Rohat Aktaş, the editor-in-chief of Azadiya Welat newspaper, who was murdered in Cizre, was investigated together with 26 other journalists. ...

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary about Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-06-12 09:25
Dozens of associations, groups, academics, journalists from the UK wrote to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to express their concer about the future of Hasankeyf. ...

Turkey's Journalists Work Under Threat Of Jail | WPPB

Peconicpublicbroadcasting - 2019-06-10 17:53

Case against two Irish journalists dropped

ANF - 2019-06-09 08:37
Two investigative journalists have accused the North of Ireland police of “malicious intent” after the bogus case against them in relation to a documentary on collusion was dropped. ...

Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-06-06 20:03

May Report on violations against journalists

ANF - 2019-06-05 08:43
The Free Journalists Initiative has released its May Report. According to the report, 6 journalists were detained in May, 2 journalists were arrested. ...

Journalists attacked as Erdogan tries to win back Istanbul | World | The Sunday Times

Thetimes - 2019-06-04 09:02

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-01 02:51

Turkey – the world’s largest prison for journalists ǀ View | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-06-01 02:51

Turkey's main opposition party demands probe of attacks on journalists | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-31 08:48

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